Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
The artist, Antony Gormley, created these naked figures, 31 in all, in his own image. Some are ground-level according to this article. The purpose of this art project called "Event Horizon" is to have people become aware of their environment.
If you happen to be in New York City between now and August 15th of this year, look up, and let me know what you think. Here is a map to find all 31.
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Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
I asked several of the employees and volunteers there, but surprisingly, no one was exactly sure the name of this exhibit. After a quick internet search upon returning home, did I find out that it is called American Flag of Faces.
Where do these photos come from? If you donate $50 to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, you can include a picture of yourself, your family, or your ancestors on the American Flag of Faces photo gallery. I believe donated photos are selected from this pool and displayed on this exhibit.
P.S. To readers curious about the baby hummingbirds, they are still healthy and growing. I thought I would take a break from that subject and return to it in a few days. No worries, I am still monitoring their progress daily.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
The baby born on Saturday is noticeably larger in size.
Posted by AVCr8teur at 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 20, 2010
I read female hummingbirds normally lay two eggs and sometimes hatch close to the same day. After birth, the momma bird leaves the nest regularly to hunt insects for the baby.
In this case, when momma went searching for food, I took the opportunity to snap the above photo. The baby eyes are still shut. I am hoping the second birth is not far behind.
Someone mentioned that I should give the babies names. Any suggestions?
Friday, June 18, 2010
The momma bird sits quietly and patiently on her eggs waiting for them to hatch. She was not distracted by her duty as life passed below her.
The tiny nest sits in the center of 4 branches. I was afraid a strong wind would topple it to the ground, but momma has more experience than me in building nests.
To read a multi-part story about baby bird births, visit rainfield61's posts.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
To come down, there is another set of spiraling stairs, at least, I never ran into anyone; otherwise, we would have been stuck.
A few readers had mentioned they are planning to visit New York City soon. If you want to visit The Crown section, buy your tickets online before your trip. The tickets to the top were sold out on the day of my visit, but fortunately I had purchased my tickets a month in advance.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Is it wrong to say she is huge? :)
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
For more information on this type of puzzle, visit the 4D Cityscape website.
Posted by AVCr8teur at 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 05, 2010
There was no doubt I was traveling through New York City's Fashion District where lead designers and fabric suppliers operate.
On a side note, several readers last week asked me the location of the "Curious Blue Beams". Since I had no clue, I consulted with Daryl, a New York City expert and blogger. It is indeed an art piece called "The Wall" by Frosty Myers located on the corner of Broadway & Houston.
Hope that answers your question...
Thanks Daryl! Check out her blog "Out & About in New York City".